Belo Horizonte (Brazil), July 9 : Brazil’s World Cup dreams ended on Tuesday night with a humiliating and brutal 1-7 loss to Germany in the first semi-final in Belo Horizonte.
Riding on a tidal wave of emotion following the exit of star striker Neymar due to injury and the suspension of skipper Thiago, Brazil was systematically cut down by Germany. The degree of humiliation can be gauged by the Germans going up five nil in the first 29 minutes of the match, leaving Brazilian fans at the Estadio Mineirao in a state of disbelief and shock.
According to the BBC, the result was their first competitive home defeat in 39 years, and the end of their hopes of making it to the World Cup final at the iconic Maracana on Sunday.
Germany will now meet either Argentina or Netherlands after today’s second final result is known.
For the Germans, Thomas Muller (1), Miroslav Klose (1), Toni Kroos (2), Sami Khedira (1) and Andre Schurrle (2) scored. Klose achieved his dream of becoming the players with the highest number og goals in World Cup fixtures. For Brazil, Oscar scored the lone goal in the 90 minute of the match.
The defining insult to the Brazil team was when Brazilian fans cheered every German pass and applauded every goal that the latter scored.
Tuesday’s defeat equalled Brazil’s heaviest margin of defeat, a 6-0 loss at the hands of Uruguay in the 1920 Copa America.
The savagery of the defeat left players and fans in tears.